I hate to say it, but he's got a point -- and it kills me to admit it. Democrats playing small ball have brought us to this point where we're scraping to stay afloat, and maybe it's time for a purge. We should put someone with real vision in charge of the DCCC:
With House Democrats bracing for Election Day losses on Tuesday, Ralph Nader is calling on Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other top party leaders to call it quits.
The prominent consumer advocate and perennial presidential candidate says the failure of those leaders to win the House gavel over three straight election cycle should means it's time for a new crop of lawmakers to take control of the party.
"Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and Steve Israel should now recognize the wisdom of baseball’s 'three strikes and you’re out' ... step down from their posts and invite fresh leadership who can save the country from the ravages of today’s Republican party," Nader said Tuesday in a statement. Hoyer (Md.) is the minority whip, and Israel (N.Y.) is chairman of the party's campaign committee.
Nader is quick to praise the three leaders for their hard work and fundraising prowess. But, he added, "the result is just exemplifying the adage that nice guys finish last.”
"Between 2010 and 2014 … they have demonstrated their inability to reverse a growing Republican majority espousing cruel, brutish and harmful policies to almost any human interest, any environmental interest, and any Main Street interest in conflict with Wall Street demands for privileges and immunities of crony corporate capitalism and to any interest in waging peace over war," he said.